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There are few things more heartbreaking than finding your horse ‘tied up’ either in training or during an event. Despite the meticulous training and care an owner can give, some horses can be more prone to tying up than others.

Equine Exertional Rhabdomyolysis (commonly called ‘tying up’ or ‘Monday morning sickness’ or ‘azoturia’) is a syndrome that damages the muscle tissue but is still not completely understood. This presentation will look at the latest research, the different types of tying up; recurring (genetic) and sporadic, and what factors can decrease the probability of tying up, in particular, feeding. Which feed ingredients can help prevent tying up and what to avoid.

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